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Russian trawler with 132 crew sinks, at least 54 dead
MOSCOW (AP) -- A Russian freezer trawler with an international crew of 132 sank Thursday morning in the Sea of Okhotsk off of the Kamchatka Peninsula and at least 54 crew members were killed, rescue workers said....
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Iraq hails victory over Islamic State extremists in Tikrit
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- The government declared victory in Tikrit on Wednesday over extremists of the Islamic State group, and it warned the militants holding other Iraqi provinces that they would be the next to fall....
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AP Exclusive: Airbnb to Cuba in major US business expansion
HAVANA (AP) -- The popular online home-rental service Airbnb will allow American travelers to book lodging in Cuba starting Thursday in the most significant U.S. business expansion on the island since the declaration of detente between the two countries late last year....
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Police: Gunmen attack university in eastern Kenya, killing 2
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Gunmen attacked Garissa University College early Thursday, shooting indiscriminately in campus hostels, killing at least two people and wounding four others, police said....
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AP Poll: Russia anti-gay views on rise; teachers face brunt
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- Alevtina is one of several teachers who lost their jobs in St. Petersburg after being outed by an anti-gay activist. While most resigned quietly, the 27-year-old music teacher decided to fight her dismissal in court - an unusual step in Russia where gays have faced increasing pressure in recent years....
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Alps crash: Bodies recovered, but families must wait months
SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) -- Just over a week after a Germanwings plane crashed into the French Alps, investigators have finished retrieving human remains from the crash site and are now trying to match them with DNA profiles from the 150 people killed - an arduous task that could leave families waiting for months....
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As Nigeria celebrates Buhari's stunning win, challenges loom
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- As Nigerians celebrated the electrifying victory Wednesday that returned one of its harshest former dictators to power, sobering challenges confront Muhammadu Buhari, from an Islamic insurgency that has killed thousands to widespread poverty and graft....
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Thailand junta replaces martial law with absolute power
BANGKOK (AP) -- The big topic of conversation in Thailand is martial law. Technically it's gone, but in reality it's still there....
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Cynthia Lennon, first wife of John Lennon, dies of cancer
LONDON (AP) -- Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of former Beatles guitarist John Lennon, died of cancer Wednesday at her home in Spain. She was 75....
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Mexico says oil spill avoided after deadly offshore blaze
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A huge blaze twisted and blackened an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, but the state-run Pemex oil company said it managed to avert any significant oil spill....
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